Why are you proud that you’ve never seen an episode. CSI has been one of the best, if not the best show on tv, for the last ten years. I don’t watch the Las Vegas one after Peterson left, but Gary Sinise is still excellent in the New York version. Granted, David “I’m putting on my sunglasses now” Caruso is a bit over the top in the Miami CSI.
I don't like "investigation" shows at all - period. When was the last time they screwed up and got the wrong guy? Or, couldn't complete the investigation?
The shows are too formulaic. Unrealistic. I stopped watching them after watching a season or two of "Law and Order" over fifteen years ago.